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  1. Belabouring a false Chinese advantage

    Posted Apr 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last week, Chinese and American trade officials meeting in Washington agreed that in trade as elsewhere, 'jaw, jaw' beats 'war, war'. China dropped its ludicrous demand ... are authentic, widespread and affect millions of Chinese. But the petition is dead wrong in its central claim: that China's low manufacturing wages constitute an unfair trade practice. ...

  2. Banks lose shine among local business students

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the slide in popularity of bank jobs, although accounting firms and management consultancies surged up the list. HSBC retained its top spot as the most desired employer for the city's business ... to HK$15,817 this year from HK$16,169 a year ago. While business students shunned the financial sector, those majoring in engineering and natural sciences were eager to join it. Goldman Sachs, ...

  3. Job market fails to absorb influx of graduates

    Posted Nov 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on file and allow them to keep their hukou, or household registration, for two years while they look for work. The government is encouraging students to set up their own businesses and is giving ...

  4. Business confidence returns

    Posted Apr 24th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... evident in survey responses about general business conditions. Here, 70 per cent viewed the situation in the first quarter as either positive or very positive, and 62 per cent expected the outlook ... because candidates are prepared to see us and discuss changing jobs. But visibility in our business is notoriously short. If there is an economic scare, recruitment and advertising are the first ...

  5. Paternity leave would be 'costly for businesses'

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So A law introducing paid paternity leave would create difficulties in Hong Kong, such as adding to the operating costs of small and medium-sized enterprises, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said yesterday. His comments cam ...

  6. Necessary switch to Putonghua

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... So switching to Putonghua is a must for us. In the past, people usually said they had business in Europe or the US, so speaking English was necessary. Nowadays, foreign-owned factories ... can read and write Chinese, we have the potential to learn Putonghua well. We just have to master the pronunciation of the words. We should learn to speak Putonghua in the classroom as soon ...

  7. Minimum wage law could lead to closure of some businesses

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of lower-skilled workers. Spokesmen from various chambers of commerce have already said the extra costs of the legislation would be passed on to consumers. Knowing that local businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, are already suffering from the financial crisis and credit crunch, many are worried that owners of local businesses will lose out. This happened on the mainland when ...

  8. HP grants to drive youth business initiatives

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Asia-Pacific communities. The China Association for Employment Promotion and Youth Business China won grants, worth US$80,000 each. Other awardees of HP's Micro Enterprise Development Grant initiative last week were the Asean Foundation, the Korea International Trade Association and Mission Australia. Micro-enterprise development agencies, which provide start-up assistance, business ...

  9. Dragonair pilots eye work to rule

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in their dispute over the compensation gap between expatriate pilots and locally hired ones, who are predominantly Hong Kong Chinese. The vote could trigger a work-to-rule, which falls short of industrial ... at the start of the busy summer travel season. Dragonair, which serves such popular destinations as Hanoi, Kathmandu, Phuket and about 20 mainland cities, carried, along with its sister airline Cathay ...


    Posted May 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mortgage: A loan where the borrower offers property or land as security to the lender until the loan is repaid. Payments are usually made every month over a long period of time, for example 25 years. US new home sales: An economic indicator that measures ...




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